ROMANCE WAS BORN, Sydney (fashion house)
 Luke SALES (designer)

Embracing craft and textile techniques such as appliqué, crochet and tie-dye in their practice, Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born have built a repertoire of dynamic, playful and engaging work that pays little heed to convention. Outfits in their early 2008 Garden of Eden collection featured printed textiles inspired by the work of artist Del Kathryn Barton, and were exhibited alongside her work at Kaliman Gallery, Sydney. This outfit was created for that collection and typifies the idiosyncratic, complex and frequently spectacular one-off works that regularly feature in their work.

Check out more works from Romance Was Born in  Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, now showing at NGV International.